Anyone with a love of intellectual humour will find two English sitcoms very entertaining. This is television writing and acting at its very best. I am not sure whether or not these are available outside the United Kingdom, but anyone with a brain and sense of humour should seek them. I am talking about Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. Although they are about the British political system, one can interpolate to any politics. This must be seen to be believed and appreciated.
The good thing about re-runs is that you get to see again things you like. Currently, I can watch old episodes of Mad About You. Great writing. Great characters (Cousin Ira, one of the best). That is sitcom humor at its best: laugh out loud funny.
Watching reruns of Dharma & Greg, I was reminded why this is my all-time favorite sitcom. Whoever conceived the characters and wrote the dialogue is a genius. This is humor at its best.
In moments of complete delusion, I am madly in love with Dharma (not the actress that plays her, because I could not even like a follower of Scientology). I would accept her quirks in exchange for all the laughs, because I share some traits with Greg.
Second choice of sitcom would be difficult, because I like a few, each for different reasons. Blackadder has some brilliant episodes and some not-so-good ones, but is an intellectual tour-de-force by clever writers. Modern Family is a recent addition to the favorites list. Clever writing and excellent casting make this a success. I enjoyed Mad About You, until the end, when the storyline became sentimental and unpleasant. There must be others, but none comes to mind as I write.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.